For those who understand him, the Roaring Fork Valley’s “dispensary burglar” is an unusual case.
On one hand, Hayden Might is a pleasant, courteous, obedient 26-year-old who grows in strictly structured environments. On the other, he is a masked, equipped burglar who has two times in 5 years inexplicably targeted Aspen and Basalt cannabis organizations where he was a recognized consumer.
” How boneheaded do you need to be?” District Judge Chris Seldin asked rhetorically at May’s sentencing hearing Monday, where he dealt with as long as twenty years in jail. “You’re the dispensary burglar! Then you head out and choose to rob a dispensary once again.
” You’re undoubtedly not a criminal mastermind.”
Stating that May has “lots of excellent qualities” which he thinks he will grow out of a propensity towards spontaneous choices, Seldin on Monday sentenced May to 5 years in jail, to be followed by 5 years of parole. Due to the fact that May pleaded guilty to worsened break-in utilizing a short article victims believed was a lethal weapon and second-degree break-in– which are thought about criminal offenses of violence– he will serve a minimum of 75% of the sentence, his legal representative stated.
” These are significant criminal offenses and you provide individuals the impression you’re a hardcore bad guy,” Seldin stated. “I believe you’re a great kid. However I need to square that with what you have actually done.”
May will get credit for 281 days of confinement in the Pitkin County Prison, also.
Might formerly confessed he went into the structure real estate the Roots Rx cannabis dispensary in Basalt in February, concealed behind a stack of boxes, then awaited the shop to close and workers to leave. He then attempted to get into the dispensary, however alarms sounded and he ran away.
2 weeks later on, he stated gotten in the exact same shop on Southside Drive using a ski mask and displaying a knife at the 3 workers working. At the time he alerted a male staff member to withdraw or he ‘d “kick his … ass,” then informed a female staff member to open the sales register. The lady acknowledged Might as a routine consumer from his eyes and his voice and called him “Hayden.”
In October, Might confessed to Seldin he displayed the knife and robbed the dispensary of almost $3,300 prior to running away on to a Roaring Fork Transport Authority bus, whose chauffeur had actually been alerted to watch out for a guy matching Might’s description and called authorities.
Might likewise confessed he robbed an Aspen cannabis dispensary in July 2015 of real cannabis utilizing a hammer, when workers there likewise acknowledged him as one of their associates. He ran away Aspen in a taken lorry after that criminal activity and was detained in the St. Louis location a couple of days later on, when he led authorities on a high-speed chase that ended when he rammed a patrol car.
He pleaded guilty to break-in, theft and worsened automobile theft because case and was sentenced to 464 days in the Pitkin County Prison.
At the time of his sentencing in April 2016, Might used a “genuine apology” for “the greatest error of my life” and stated he wished to make favorable modifications in his life, consisting of pursuing a profession in sports journalism.
On Monday, Might stated he was sorry once again, and this time revealed an interest in a profession as a firemen.
” I want to ask forgiveness to the victims for any injury I have actually triggered them,” he stated. “The criminal offenses I have actually devoted do not represent my real character.”
Might stated he wished to benefit from education chances in jail and “turn disaster to accomplishment.”
Might is young and thinks in himself and “still wishes to make something of his life,” stated Ashley Andrews, his public protector.
His daddy, nevertheless, revealed “major issues about why Hayden does this” in a letter composed to Seldin, Andrews stated. He informed the judge that such actions run out character for his kid which mental disorder runs in the household, Andrews stated.
” He makes these horrible lapses of judgment … where he actually appears to lose his mind,” Andrews stated.
Seldin, who likewise commanded Might’s very first dispensary break-in case, stated he grew to understand Might through those procedures, in addition to later when Might would sometimes wait on the judge at Mezzaluna dining establishment in downtown Aspen.
” I was so happy with you,” Seldin informed Might on Monday. “You were doing the important things that would set you up for success.”
That was why he informed May he was so dissatisfied in him throughout among his very first looks in court after he was detained for the 2nd dispensary break-in, Seldin stated. May informed a probation officer that Las Vegas– and probably betting– was to blame for his robbing a dispensary for the 2nd time, the judge stated.